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Window Washers Stuck Near Top Of Hearst Building In Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: People look up at broken scaffolding dangling from the top of the 46-story Hearst Tower moments after two trapped window washers were rescued on June 12, 2013 in New York City. The workers, who were servicing the window-washing equipment when the scaffolding broke, were left dangling 500 feet above Eighth Avenue. Firefighters and NYPD emergency service unit officers were were able to rescue the men as hundreds of onlookers gazed up from the street. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Workers rescued at top of NYC skyscraper

Two window washers were rescued by about 100 New York firefighters near the top of the 46-storey Hearst Tower. The workers, who were servicing the window-washing equipment when the

scaffolding broke, were left dangling 500 feet above Eighth Avenue.